The internet is pretty much obsessed with dogs - and with good reason. Canine cuties seem to be amongst the purest aspects of modern life. But that makes it all the more tragic when one is treated as anything less than the angel they are.
Sadly, so many people don't want to adopt older dogs - leaving many of them in shelters for their last years. But one charity is set to change that...
Keep scrolling for one of the most wholesome reads of your life.
Is there anything better than a dog?
They are truly man's best pals.
Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...
In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...
Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.
Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...
via: Getty ImagesAnd, according to statistics from the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters here in the U.S. each year.
But these animal shelters aren't always the safest places for these animals.
via: Getty ImagesMillions of these animals are euthanized every year due to the lack of space and people interested in adopting.
It's a devastating reality of animal homelessness.
via: Getty ImagesAnd statistics show that, out of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters every year, around 2.4 million are actually healthy, and would have been fit for adoption with a new owner.
But there's a certain set of dogs that always get left behind in these shelters.
via: Getty Images...older dogs.
The majority of people prefer to adopt a younger dog...
via: Getty ImagesOne of the main reasons being that they'll be in our lives for longer.
But, as a result of this attitude...
via: Getty ImagesOlder pooches are often overlooked.
There are so many reasons why older canines find themselves in dog shelters...
via: Getty ImagesBut more often than not, it’s simply a case of their owner being unable to fit them into their lives anymore.
Thankfully, there are people out there who are passionate about rehoming older dogs.And UK based charity, Oldies Club, is one of those.
The organization specifically aims to find dogs aged 7 upwards their forever homes.
Layla is a 16 year old Terrier X fostered in #Spennymoor She is good with dogs outside but wants to be your only do… https://t.co/o5xS7jalo2— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1562707454.0
Since Oldies Club launched...
Meet Max & Paddy 💜 They are a 12 & 10 year old Yorkies who have just arrived in Oldies Club care. They will be und… https://t.co/dVscp1V148— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1583016235.0
Oldies Club places the doggos into foster homes...
Meet Buddy <3 Buddy is a 12+ year old Terrier cross who has just arrived in Oldies Club care. He will be under asse… https://t.co/abqNHgNwV9— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1582993504.0
Then, they are advertised on the charity's site for rehoming.
Angel 11 yr old female JRT, good with dogs but prefers to be only pet, can live with calm children 8+ she's blin… https://t.co/59V9RIvyjh— Penny (@Penny)1582056360.0
It's a heartbreaking reality.
Buddy is a mischievous, loving and happy 14 year old Collie X. He is a real sweetheart & he behaves much younger th… https://t.co/aKnuvTe7KC— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1582056781.0
Over on their site, the doggos are classified into different categories.
Missy is an entertaining, obedient, attention-loving beautiful lady staffie aged 11. She is looking for a pet free… https://t.co/nDYdbySe2V— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1582056659.0
So, no matter which furry friend you're looking for...
Meet new arrival Molly <3 Molly is a 10 y o JRT x Chi who has just arrived into Oldies Club care. She will be under… https://t.co/wF4o6qTXXO— Oldies Club (@Oldies Club)1582056285.0
The work that people like the team at Oldies Club do is so important.
Maxie's got the right idea this #MondayMorning 😴🐶 🐶Maxie is a 13 year old crossbreed 🐾He loves his walks, trips to… https://t.co/RNkj6eUAcK— DogsTrust WestCalder (@DogsTrust WestCalder)1581929576.0